TNEA 2020 - Anna University Counselling 2020

TNEA 2020 - Anna University Counselling 2020

TNEA 2020 stands for Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions, widely known as Anna university counselling 2020. The Directorate of Technical Education (DoTE) conducts TNEA 2020 for admissions into the engineering colleges affiliated to Anna University. This is an effective single window admission system for the students looking forward to pursuing a bachelor degree in engineering (BE/BTech).

Higher education minister K.P.Anbalagan announced the following this Tuesday.
  • Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) counselling for 2020 is commencing on September 17, 2020.
  • Students can do the registration for this TNEA 2020 from July 15, 2020 onwards.
  • The last date for registration falls on August 16, 2020. Registration fees is to be paid by August 16, 2020 too.
  • TNEA registration links : and
Results for Tamil Nadu 12th state board exams were released on July 16, 2020 and as that of CBSE 12th were declared on July 13, 2020 subsequently. So, a wide range of students are hassle-free  now to apply for the engineering counselling as they are well aware of their scores and following  prospects.

Since 2020 is unprecedented due to COVID 19, there are changes to TNEA too.  This year every process associated with TNEA 2020 like Registration, Payments, Choice Filling, Allotment and Confirmation will be carried out online only. The overall counselling process is going to be online.

This is applicable for special categories like children of ex-servicemen, persons with disabilities,  sportspersons, supplementary and SCA/SC categories as well.

Anna University Counselling Online Application 2020

Online registration for counselling has started on July 15, 2020 and it will go on till August 16, 2020. The registration process and steps are as follows.
  • Visit the following links and
  • User registration – This is the first step where you register your basic details and create a password. Enter your name and dob as in your 10th/12th mark sheet. DoTE will share all communication regarding counselling to the email address and mobile number registered in this step.
  • Login – Using the name and password from the step 1, do the login to complete the registration. These credentials are essential throughout the counselling process.
  • Fill required information – This step is in the heads Fill I to VI where you have to fill in all the required information related to personal data, special reservation, scholarship, school of study, academic data. Since the 12th results are out, students can scan and upload the mark sheets along. Last date to upload all original certificates is August 20, 2020.
  • Payment – Students must pay the registration fee by August 16, 2020.
  • Download – Download the counselling application successfully to carry with on the date of counselling.
As of now step 1 is only open.

Anna University Counselling Application Status 2020

Anyone wishing to do a graduation in engineering within Tamilnadu has to register online for the counselling.

A candidate can check their TNEA application status by logging online or by calling the call centre numbers provided within the stipulated time. The way to access the TNEA application status details for 2020 are also be provided in the application forms.

Anna University Counselling Cut-off Marks 2020

Tamilnadu Engineering Admissions or TNEA is conducted by Anna University to provide admissions in engineering colleges to students passing out of 12th standard. Most of the engineering colleges in the state are affiliated to Anna University and the admissions are provided through a single window counselling system.

For engineering admissions, the TNEA cut-off marks consider the marks the candidate has scored in the core subjects physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The formula for cut-off is Maths/2 + Physics/4 + Chemistry/4. For instance, a score of 199 in maths, 181 in physics and 190 in Chemistry gives a cut-off of 199/2 + 181/4 + 190/4 = 192.25. Notice that the cut-off mark is nof round to a whole number. Even a difference of 0.05 makes a significant impact on the rank order.

In case of CBSE students, there exists a normalising process in calculating cut-off. To explain this, if the first mark for maths is 96/100, then a score of say 67/100 would be normalised to (67/96)* 100. Similar pattern follows for Physics and Chemistry, but for 50 marks each. To be precise, if the first marks for physics and chemistry are 95 and 92 respectively, then a score of say 80 and 81 of a candidate would be normalized to (80/95)* 50 and (81/92)*50 respectively. Hence the cut-off comes as (67/96)* 100   +  (80/95)* 50   +   (81/92)*50 = 155.92

Education board Cut-off calculation Explanation
State board A/2 + B/4 + C/4 A – Maths marks
B – Physics marks
C – Chemistry marks
CBSE  A/X + B/Y * 0.5+C/Z * 0.5
  1. Maths marks
  2. Physics marks
  3. Chemistry marks
X – Highest marks in Marhs
Y – Highest marks in Physics
Z – Highest marks in Chemist

 What happens if the cut off marks are same for different students?

This scenario invokes a tie process. If different students land with the same cutoff, then the highest scorer of Maths gets to the top. If Maths marks are same, then physics marks is considered. If the tie still persists, Chemistry marks is taken for consideration. Next in the list is the marks of optional subject Biology /Computer science. If still the tie don’t break, the one with the eldest date of birth is taken atop. The final option is an allocation of random number and deciding based on that for the priority in rank.

Anna University Counselling Random Number Enquiry 2020

Anna University Counselling is a system which helps students who have completed their twelfth standard to undertake engineering studies within the state of Tamilnadu. For the counselling, the students are ranked based on their 12th standard marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.

A TNEA random number (also known as Anna University counselling random number), is a number allocated to students in order to break the tie in case of same ranks. The TNEA random number enquiry for 2020 can be done only after the results are out and the counselling is about to begin. University officials usually help in clarifying the same.

Anna University Counselling Rank List 2020

Anna University Counselling Rank list is also known as the TNEA 2020 rank list. The TNEA rank list for 2020 will be announced shortly. The ranking mechanism for the TNEA rank list 2020 will also be circulated during the same period.

Featuring very near the top on the TNEA rank list 2020 will be of immense importance for students aspiring to study in reputed engineering colleges. The TNEA rank list 2020 will be focused around the marks scored in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry.

Anna University Counselling Schedule 2020

Anna University Counselling Schedule for 2020 will be announced in the name of TNEA Counselling Schedule 2020. The schedule will give the time slots in which students of specified TNEA ranks can attend the sessions to choose the colleges and courses of their choices.

The TNEA Counselling Schedule 2020 is of immense importance for every aspiring engineering student as the earlier a student features in the schedule, the better the chances of gaining admission in a reputed engineering institution.

Tentative dates of TNEA Counselling 2020

TNEA Counselling  Registration start date July 15
TNEA Counselling Registration last date August 16
Last date to upload original certificates August 20
Random number generation August 21
Display of merit list September 7
Counselling start date September 17
Counselling end date October 15

TNEA 2020 Vacancy Position Status 2020

Nearly, 465 colleges have registered with their seats for counselling as of now. Last year, almost 1,08,932 government seats from 536 colleges got filled via Anna university counselling.

Anna University counselling, also known as TNEA counselling is held after the +2 results are announced. Through the TNEA counselling, students aspiring to pursue their engineering under-graduate studies can gain access to colleges to do the same.

TNEA vacancy position status for 2020 will be updated as vacancy appears. Vacancies appear when candidates who have been allocated a place in an institution, reject it for some reason. Such vacancies are available for getting filled up by other eligible and prospective candidates.

Students can check for the TNEA vacancy position status for 2020 before they go in for their stipulated counselling sessions, and make the right choice for their studies!

TNEA 2020 Lateral Entry Application Forms 2020

Anna University lateral entry counselling for 2020 will be held after the TNEA counselling sessions. Lateral entry counselling is held for diploma and similar graduates who are eligible to join the second year of engineering directly.

The date for Anna University lateral entry counselling for 2020 will be around the end of TNEA counselling sessions, ie October 15. Candidates get ranked and then can choose to do the courses based on their meeting the conditions for the requirements.

The Anna University lateral entry counselling is a single window mechanism through which aspiring students can gain entry to engineering courses across the state.

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